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Dr Alan Evans

Dr Alan Evans

Otoplasty in Sydney, more commonly known as ear reshaping, refers to a group of common cosmetic procedures designed to correct the shape and size of the earlobe and ear. Otoplasty (ear surgery) in Sydney isn’t the most commonly talked about the procedure but it can be one of the most effective. Many people suffer from oversized, undersized or oddly shaped ears, so if you can relate to this, then Dr Alan Evans and his team can help.

Typically otoplasty surgery in Sydney involves procedures such as

Ear pinback

Also known as a pinnaplasty, this type of plastic surgery is designed to correct ears that protrude too far from the face. They can be pulled back towards the cheeks by making a simple incision at the base of the ear. Sometimes, some of the ear cartilage is removed to enhance the effect.

Ear Reduction

Not to be confused with pinnaplasty surgery, reduction ear surgery in Sydney involves the removal of some of the ear’s outer tissue and cartilage to create a better aesthetic appearance – one that is more in keeping with the natural balance of the face.

Earlobe repair

Otoplasty surgery in Sydney can also involve the process of earlobe repair. This is often carried out in cases where people have suffered from stretched earlobes – usually from a lifetime of wearing heavy earrings. Dr Evans has the skill to be able to leave a minimally visible line when the earlobe is stitched back together.
If you are considering otoplasty, Sydney patients should note that all procedures are relatively safe and effective. Ear plastic surgery in Sydney may be carried out as an outpatient treatment using a local anaesthetic and has minimal recovery time. This procedure can also be done under general anaesthetic, in a day surgical centre.

What patients can expect from ear reshaping surgery

During a consultation, Dr Evans will work with you to understand your objectives and the desired results that you really want to achieve. He will also talk you through the procedure and take the time to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Dr Evans will also take a look at your medical history and carry out a comprehensive medical assessment to ensure that you are in relatively good health. If the procedure is the right option for you, and you are happy to proceed, you’ll be given a personalised treatment plan.

If you are not happy with the size, shape or position of your ears or you would like to do something about your ear deformity, then consider contacting Dr Alan Evans. As a respected ENT, Head & Neck Surgeon with over 25 years of experience, he uses the latest techniques and technology to deliver outstanding seamless results with minimal scarring.

To find out more about whether otoplasty in Sydney might be for you, book a consultation with Dr Evans today.


Frequently asked questions

What should I expect after undergoing an otoplasty?

Patients can expect very little discomfort or bruising but may experience a little swelling. Typically, this takes around 10 days to subside but the area may be sensitive for around 3 weeks. Patients may experience slight numbness and this is normal for up to 2-3 months after surgery. The numbness is the reason that people feel very little discomfort after an otoplasty and is why an otoplasty is well tolerated by children.

What about the results? When will I be able to see a difference?

It’s very important that the pressure dressing remains in place for 5-7 days. If not, removing it before this time could increase the risk of infection or even alter the final results. Once you have been back to see Dr Evans to have the dressing removed, you should see an immediate difference. Do bear in mind however that there is likely to be some residual swelling present.

Does an otoplasty carry risks?

An otoplasty is typically a very safe operation with favourable and satisfying outcomes. However, like any surgery, there are risks involved. In this case they can include a reaction to anaesthesia, unfavourable scarring, infection and cosmetic dissatisfaction. That said, providing you seek an experienced facial surgeon and follow proper post-operative instructions, then any risks will be greatly limited.

What is earlobe surgery?

When an earlobe has been stretched or torn, then earlobe surgery can be used to repair it. Reasons for torn earlobes can be due to a piercing that has accidentally been yanked or because of a body modification that is no longer required. In either case, Dr Evans has the skill to close up the area so the ear appears normal again.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should always seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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